Wietse Venema is a research staff member at the IBM T.J.Watson research center. After completing his Ph.D. in physics he changed career to computer science and never looked back.
Wietse is known for his software such as the POSTFIX mail system and the TCP Wrapper. He co-authored the SATAN network scanner, the Coroner's Toolkit for forensic analysis, and a book on Forensic Discovery.
Wietse received an ISSA Hall of Fame award in 2012, a Free Software foundation award in 2009, an IBM technical accomplishment in 2007, a Sendmail innovation award in 2006, and outstanding achievement awards from the System Administrator's Guild (SAGE) in 1999 and from the Netherlands UNIX User Group (NLUUG) in 2000.